Ernst is Orchestra Director of the Royal Danish Orchestra, but is also active
as a dramaturg, director, writer, lecturer and translator.
of Artistic Planning with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg from 2011
- 2017, and has
previously worked for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as well as
companies such as Opera Australia, Staatsoper Dresden, Bell Shakespeare
Company, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Sydney Symphony, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma,
Opera Frankfurt and the Teatro Maestranza in Seville. He recently directed a
semi-staged version of Peer Gynt with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.